Bretwood Higman, or Hig, began contributing to Nuka Research’s project work in 2009, after completing a 4,000-mile trek with his wife and partner in Ground Truth Trekking, Erin McKittrick. Hig’s work with Nuka has included the input, processing, analysis, modeling, and visualization of large datasets. In particular, he has worked to analyze large weather datasets to understand marine hazards, AIS ship tracking data, and coastal data from ShoreZone and the USGS. Hig has a PhD in Geology from the University of Washington. Hig lives in a yurt in Seldovia with his wife and two young children. The family continues to conduct wilderness treks, and recently spent several months living on the Malaspina Glacier to study climate change.